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The WKU football team opens the 2014 season Friday night (Aug. 29) against Bowling Green State University. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game will air on the CBS Sports Network and the Hilltopper IMG Radio Network. In addition to kicking off its first season in Conference USA, WKU […]

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University of Pikeville, WKU to announce public-private partnership

WHO: Dr. James L. Hurley, University of Pikeville President, and Dr. Gary A. Ransdell, Western Kentucky University President Hon. Greg Stumbo, Kentucky House of Representatives Hon. Leslie Combs, Kentucky House of Representatives Hon. Ray Jones, Kentucky State Senate   WHAT: Dr. Hurley and Dr. Ransdell will announce a new public-private partnership that will increase academic […]

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Gatton Academy named top high school in the US for third consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named the number one high school in the nation by The Daily Beast for the third consecutive year. The Gatton Academy, which is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, ranked number one in 2012 and 2013 on the Newsweek/The Daily […]

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WKU celebrating grand opening of renovated Downing Student Union

Student event held Aug. 26; community dedication, ribbon cutting Aug. 29 WKU is celebrating the reopening of the Dero Downing Student Union this week. A celebration for students was held Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the community planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29). “Students, this is your […]

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WKU ROTC’s 5th annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk Sept. 17

The fifth annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk, organized by WKU Army ROTC, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road. Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates, a 2008 WKU graduate from Rineyville, was wounded Sept. 17, 2010, when an improvised explosive device […]

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Village Manor receives Age-friendly Awareness Award

Village Manor, a Christian Care Community, received the second annual Age-friendly Awareness Award for its efforts to enhance the age-friendliness of services to its residents and to the Bowling Green-Warren County community as a whole. Village Manor was among several nominees for this prestigious award and was chosen by an independent committee of judges including […]

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WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle returns Sept. 8-10 at Preston Center

Hilltopper fans will have the chance to compete to save lives Sept. 8-10 during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at […]

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First day of fall 2014 semester

Welcome back WKU students! Classes for the fall 2014 semester began Aug. 25. Here are some first day photos from WKU’s main campus by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 18-22, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Bryan Lemon and Clinton Lewis of WKU Public Affairs.    

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Spirit of WKU, other awards presented at 2014 Convocation

WKU President Gary Ransdell presented the annual Spirit of WKU, diversity and sustainability awards Friday morning (Aug. 22) at the opening convocation at Van Meter Hall. 13th annual Spirit of WKU Award Dr. Bruce Kessler, head of WKU’s Department of Mathematics, received the 13th Spirit of WKU Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm […]

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WKU must change, adapt to meet students’ needs, Dr. Ransdell says

President Gary Ransdell reminded faculty and staff Friday morning that while WKU must continue to adapt and change to achieve a lasting transformation, “our traditions have remained constant, our ideals have remained strong and our commitment to students continues to drive us.” Dr. Ransdell said he remains convinced that “our best days are ahead as […]

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View from the Hill – Downing Student Union Transformation

After two years of massive renovations,  WKU’s Downing Student Union is almost ready to open to the public.  Amy Bingham looks at the dramatic transformation in this week’s View from the Hill.

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